OCS Tips - remove Windows 10 upgrade
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Windows 10 is here!
Do you want Windows 10 or not? Microsoft is taking the choice away from you.

If you already got nailed by the Windows 10 upgrade and it’s still within the 30 day “window”, it’s a fairly easy process to remove it again. Some people have managed to remove the Windows 10 upgrade right after it installed by clicking “DECLINE” when it asked to accept Microsoft’s User Agreement. This doesn’t work for everyone, so you will be forced to “ACCEPT” their agreement in order to get back into your computer.

Once you are into the new Windows 10 operating system, you are free to look around to check out the new features. I have used Windows 10 and feel it’s a decent system plus the upgrade process is much better than older versions. I personally feel people should have the choice of installing this new system or not, it shouldn’t be rammed down our throats by a greedy corporation bent on making their billion upgrade quota. This has tainted my views of Microsoft and big companies in general and find it hard to believe they can get away with this nonsense.

Read PC World Article about  this strong arm upgrade tactic of Microsoft.

If you decide you want to go back to your previous version of Windows, you MUST do this before the 30 days has passed from when the upgrade first started installing. To remove the Windows 10 upgrade, you just click the Cortana search box and enter “Recover” or “Go Back”.

Use Cortana and Recovery to find Go Back option
Use Cortant and Go Back to find option

This will give you a list of choices and one of them should be to “Go Back to Windows 7” (or Windows 8). Just click that choice and follow the directions to uninstall the Windows 10 upgrade.

How to go back to Windows 7 (or Windows 8)

You can also get to this choice by the following steps (Cortana search is quicker):

  1. Click Start / Settings and then pick the “Update & Security” item.
     
  2. Click the Recovery choice on the Left-hand side and then you should see “Go back to ...”
Settings page showing Update and Security option

Visit CNET website for full instructions and screenshots.

These tips were provided free of charge, so we cannot offer free support if you run into problems using them. If you are uncomfortable doing this sort of thing or unsure what to do, we can look after it for you remotely via the Internet for a nominal cost. Call or email us for more info.

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